Marshall County legislator head to runoff in lieutenant governor race

MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A freshman state lawmaker from Marshall County is still in contention for lieutenant governor after advancing to the Republican runoff.

Will Ainsworth is facing Public Service Commission chair Twinkle Cavanaugh.

Ainsworth entered the political spectrum just four years ago, winning a local statehouse race. He's now poised and in contention for the state's second highest political post.

Ainsworth's strategy to stay in his home county on the final day of the campaign worked well. Ainsworth received more than 70 percent of the vote in his home county of Marshall.

He showed well throughout the state, earning more than 200,000 votes.

That was enough to put him in second place behind Cavanaugh.

Rusty Glover came in third, and his 107,000 votes are up for grabs.


Ainsworth hopes to hold north Alabama while going south to grab votes away from Cavanaugh.

"We just need to compare and contrast our records. She's been in politics in D.C. and Montgomery for 30 years. You know, we're from the private sector, built businesses right here in Marshall County and I think that's the biggest difference," said Ainsworth.

The runoff election is set for July 17.

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